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Frequently Asked Questions

Animal Control

  1. I've lost my dog/cat! What do I do?
  2. I have found a lost animal. What do I do?
  3. How much are dog tags? Where can I buy them?
  4. Who do I contact to complain about a dog, cat or other animal?

Building Services

  1. What do I do if I want to make a complaint about someone`s property?
  2. What is a Building Permit?
  3. Why are Building Permits necessary?
  4. When do I need a Building Permit?
  5. How do I apply for a Building Permit?
  6. How are Building Permit Applications processed?
  7. What can I do if I am refused a Building Permit?
  8. What are my obligations during construction?
  9. Facts about demolition.
  10. Installing a pool or a hot tub? Better read this first.


  1. What is the City of Brockville`s Mailing Address?
  2. What tenders are currently open?
  3. Do I need a license to run a bingo, raffle or for break open tickets?
  4. How do I get a marriage license?


  1. How do I find out what the Council decision was on a certain issue?
  2. What are "Closed" Council Meetings?

Council How To...

  1. How do I contact council or a specific councillor?
  2. How do I stand for election?
  3. What is the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)?
  4. How to make a request for information under the Municipal Freedom of Information Act


  1. How do I contact the Mayor or a Council Member?

Economic Development

  1. What are the available vacant industrial/commercial buildings and land for sale or lease?
  2. Where do I find research data to assist me on a corporate site location?
  3. I have friends/family moving to Brockville.
    Where do I get information on relocating to the city for them?


  1. What are the guidelines for outdoor fireplaces?
  2. How can I check to see if my personal information is correct for a 911 fire call?
  3. Do I need a carbon monoxide alarm in my home?

Human Resources

  1. Do I need to get a police records check to apply for a job?
  2. What jobs are open at the City of Brockville right now?
  3. Will I be contacted after my application is submitted?
  4. Where do I go for my interview?
  5. What can I expect at the interview?
  6. Will I be contacted after the interview?
  7. How do I apply for a position at the Fire Department?
  8. How do I apply for City positions?
  9. What are some of the City occupations?

Municipal Election

  1. Are contributions to my election campaign tax deductible?
  2. What is the rate of remuneration?
  3. How many meetings am I required to attend?


  1. Who do I contact for underground locates for water, sewer lines, street lights and traffic signals?
  2. Who do I contact if a street light is not working?
  3. Who do I contact if traffic lights and walk/don't walk signals are not working?
  4. Who do I contact regarding broken or missing signs or road signs?
  5. Who do I contact about a manhole or catch basin?
  6. How do I get to the arenas/hockey rinks?
  7. Where can I dock my boat in Brockville and how much does it cost?
  8. Can I dock my boat on the islands and how much does it cost?
  9. Can I camp on the islands and how much does it cost?
  10. Can I rent the baseball fields or the soccer fields?
  11. Can I rent the ice or the hall at the arenas? How much is it?
  12. Who can I contact to find out about snow and ice operations for the day?
  13. When is public skating? How much is it?
  14. Which streets are plowed first for snow removal?
  15. Information on the Class Environment Assessment Report
  16. Where can I get information on spring street sweeping priority?
  17. Where can I find information about the skateparks?
  18. Where can I get a Bus/Transit Schedule? What is the cost to take the bus?
  19. What are the expanded hours for Brockville conventional and Para Transit?
  20. Para Transit Brochure
  21. Where is the City's splash pad located?
  22. Where are the City's outdoor rinks located?
  23. Where is the City's toboggan hill?
  24. Where can I find information about the City's synthetic ice pad?
  25. Where can I find information about fully accessible playgrounds in Brockville?
  26. Does the City have a pedestrian/bicycle trail?
  27. Where are the parks in Brockville?
  28. Where can I camp in Brockville and how much does it cost?
  29. Where are Brockville's Underwater Sculptures located?
  30. Where can I access the St. Lawrence River for shore-based diving?
  31. Where is Brockville’s Commercial Dive Facility located?
  32. Where do I find an application for facility fee waivers?

Parks & Recreation

  1. Where can I find a Facility Waiver Application?


  1. What is an Official Plan?
  2. What is the process to amend the Official Plan?
  3. What is a Zoning By-law?
  4. What is the process to amend the Zoning By-law?
  5. What is Site Plan Control?
  6. What is the process to apply for Site Plan Control?
  7. What is the process to apply for a Plan of Subdivision?
  8. What is the Committee of Adjustment and their function?
  9. What is a Minor Variance?
  10. What is a Consent?
  11. What do I need to know to sever (divide) my property?
  12. Development Charges - what are they and what are the current fees?
  13. What are the fees for Planning Applications?
  14. What Community Improvement Plans are in place in the City of Brockville?
  15. What do I need to know before constructing an addition to my house, a garage, a carport, a shed, or installing a swimming pool?
  16. How do I register a home occupation?
  17. What Planning Regulations apply when constructing a new home?
  18. Want to put up a fence? Here's what you need to know.

Revenue Office

  1. Who do I contact about property ownership or mailing address changes?
  2. How do I apply for a reduction, refund, or cancellation in taxes?
  3. Questions about your assessment, or, appealing your assessment?
  4. When are my taxes due?
  5. How is the final tax bill calculated?
  6. What is the interest rate on past due taxes?
  7. When can a property be sold for non-payment of taxes?
  8. When are City of Brockville Debentures on sale? When do I receive interest on them?
  9. How often am I supposed to get a water bill?
  10. What are my payment options for my water bill?
  11. Do I need to contact the City regarding my water account if I am moving?
  12. Who should I contact for any inquiries regarding my water bill?

Solid Waste

  1. When are Community Treasure Days?
  2. When is Christmas Tree Collection?
  3. What are the City Compost site hours and fees?
  4. How do I dispose of furniture or large items?
  5. What do I do with my waste for winter collection when there is a lot of snow?
  6. If I want to bring my garbage & recycling somewhere, where do I go?
  7. Do I have to separate my paper recycling from plastics, metals, and glass?
  8. What happens with collection if there is a holiday?
  9. Where can I get information about Garbage and Recycling?
  10. How much are bag tags? Where are they sold?
  11. Where do I go to purchase a recycling bin?
  12. My garbage was left behind at the curb on my collection day, why?
  13. How do I dispose of CFL bulbs?
  14. What do I do with my leaf and yard waste?
  15. When are the curbside leaf collections?
  16. When is Household Hazardous Waste Day?


  1. Can I defer the payment of my taxes?

Visiting or Living in Brockville

  1. Where can I get a Bus/Transit Schedule? What is the cost to take the bus?
  2. Information on Smoke Alarms.
  3. What`s happening in Brockville and the area?
  4. Is there a list of hotel/motel accommodations in Brockville?
  5. Where can I find a list of hospitals and health care?
  6. What schools are located in Brockville and the surrounding area?


  1. Why do some people buy bottled water or use in-home water treatment devices?
  2. Facts about water
  3. Where can I find the annual water quality report?
  4. Why is my water pressure low or fluctuates during use?
  5. My shut off valve in my house is broken. Whose responsibility is it to repair?
  6. Is there a charge to have my water turned off?
  7. Who do I call about water problems/questions?
  8. Who do I contact about turning off the water valve so a plumber can do work in our house?
  9. Where can I get a copy of the Sewer Use Bylaw?
  10. Who do I contact if my sewage has backed up?
  11. Why should I not flush wipes down the toilet?
  12. Why should I not put Fat, Oil and Grease down the drain
  13. Who do I contact for a sewer camera inspection?
  14. Where can I find the WPCC Annual Report?
  15. Who do I contact regarding the Sewer Use By-Law?
  16. Why is my water dirty?
  17. Is it possible to have a group tour of the Wastewater or the Water Treatment Plant?